We trust nursing homes to take care of our elderly, some of whom are unable to take care of themselves. In order to provide proper care, a nursing home facility must adhere to a certain standard of care. When that standard of care is not followed, serious injuries and even death can result. If your loved one has been injured or has died due to nursing home negligence, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami nursing home negligence attorneys have the determination and experience to handle your case.
After a hurricane in Florida, electricity is often interrupted, causing air conditioners to become unavailable. This is what happened to a nursing home in Hollywood after Hurricane Irma, turning the nursing home facility into a sweatbox and leading to the tragic death of 10 elderly patients.
In Florida, air conditioning and cooling systems are a necessity, rather than a luxury. Elderly patients who are not mobile may not be able to get up and ask staff to adjust the temperature themselves, which is why they rely on nursing home staff to make sure their spaces are cool and safe.